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Rebelling against schlubby parents, trendy Canadian teens now wearing business attire

The words ‘teenager’ and ‘rebellion’ often seem synonymous. As teenagers develop into young adults they’re compelled to identify as independent from their parents. One obvious way of doing is this is with clothing.
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The words 'teenager' and 'rebellion' often seem synonymous. As teenagers develop into young adults they're compelled to identify as independent from their parents. One obvious way of doing is this is with clothing.

In this documentary we examine a new trend in teenage fashion which sees teens wearing business attire to counter the informal clothing worn by their parents.  

"My dad is the president of his company and he wears a hoodie to work," says 15 year-old Michael Hopps, "it's embarrassing."

"I love dressing respectable. It's my way of telling my parents I don't want to be like you."


Listen to the audio to learn about some of the outfits Canadian teens are now wearing.

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